Hosting a home-based birthday party isn’t just about celebrating – it’s about making memories that’ll stick around. So, when your kiddo is turning eight and loves Pokemon, you might think “I’d love to throw a Pokemon birthday party right at home, but how?” Don’t worry; I’ve got you. I’ve put together some easy Pokemon birthday party ideas for anyone to pull off.
I love getting hands-on and creating special days for my kids so when my son said he wanted a Pokemon-themed birthday party, I got right into it. Imagine a day full of DIY Pokemon birthday fun, Pokemon party games, and the coolest decorations you can dream up. If that’s something you’d like to do, then have a look at these Pokemon party ideas that will have you getting crafty, decking out your place, and playing awesome games that any 8-year-old will absolutely love.
To make my decor a lot easier, I got this affordable Pokemon Birthday Decor pack. It included the plates, birthday banner, balloons, cupcake topper an more!
1. Set the stage with fun Pokemon decorations
Transforming your party space into a Pokemon paradise is the first step to creating an unforgettable day for your guests. Here’s how you can achieve the perfect Pokemon ambiance:
Pokemon party decoration kit
I found this great Pokemon Party Pack from Amazon that included Pokemon balloons, hanging decorations, plates, and even a birthday banner. Themed elements like these will instantly set the tone for your party.
Sparkly fringe backdrop:
I love to put together a backdrop for events like this – it’s basically an accent wall for parties and we all know how I feel about those. This backdrop was so easy to craft using two fringe packs I got from the Dollarstore. I bought the silver ones, which really made the other decorations pop.
A great thing about these fringes is that they come with an adhesive backing that doesn’t peel off your wall paint. I do recommend using a hair dryer to warm up the adhesive a little before pulling it off though, to minimize risk to your wall.
An epic balloon arch
Did you know that making a balloon arch is actually really easy if you have the right tools? Make a balloon garland masterpiece using garland tape, which allows you to group balloon together to make that arch shape. Having a balloon pump also speeds up the process nicely. We needed 36 balloons for our space, but you may need more or less depending on the arch or garland you have in mind.
This eye catching balloon arch framed the Pokemon party backdrop and looked absolutely amazing. The banner and balloons were part of this affordable Pokemon Birthday decor pack
DIY Pokeball Tablecloth
You can put together a fantastic table setting by making a Pokeball tablecloth. To do so, simply tape together two inexpensive tablecloths (one white and one red) using a strip of black duct tape. Add the finishing touches by gluing a black circle from construction paper onto a white paper plate to add the final Pokeball detail.
2. DIY Pokemon games for adventure-seekers
No Pokemon party is complete without games that capture the spirit of the Pokemon world. Here are a few DIY Pokemon birthday party game ideas that will keep your little trainers entertained:
DIY Pikachu Pinata
Making a DIY pinata is suprisingly easy if you’re willing to give it a try. I made this Pikachu that our guests took turns trying to “capture.” Make it extra fun by filling it with Pokemon-themed goodies that will delight everyone once they break it open.
Bonus: it makes a great themed decoration piece before it’s whacked open!
I made one side as a Pikachu Pinata, and the other side as Eviee. Did you notice how they have the same face shape?
This is a great outdoor game to give the kids lots of space so they don’t hit each other with the baseball bat.
Once the pinata broke open, the kids all dove to the floor to collect their prizes.
DIY Pokemon punch game
If you haven’t heard of punch games, you need to try this party activity; it’s so fun. You can make your own Pokemon punch game where kids “catch” their favorite Pokemon characters hidden behind paper panels. Each punch reveals a surprise!
I filled the cups with mini playdough, pokemon cards, erasers and candy. It was such a fun game for the kids because everyone is a winner!
Check out these simple steps to make this fun Pokemon Party game!
Pokemon bingo game
Lastly, I found these great Pokemon party printable bingo cards featuring various Pokemon creatures. Call out the names, and the first trainer to complete their card wins a prize!
The kids as young as 3 years old can play Pokemon Bingo! I anticipated we would only play 2 times. The kids begged me to play 4 times!
I got little prizes for the kids from the dollar store. Even when I ran out of prizes, they still wanted to play for fun!
3. Pokemon birthday party snack ideas that delight
Of course, a Pokemon party isn’t complete without delicious treats that pay homage to these adorable creatures. Here are some snack ideas that will make your guests smile:
Cute individual Pokemon cupcakes
While a Pokemon cake is a great way to go for a party like this, cupcakes are also a fun idea. Decorate tasty homemade or store-bought cupcakes with adorable Pokemon cake toppers featuring Pikachu, Charmander, and other favorites. The kids had as much fun choosing their Pokemon topper as they did eating the treats! I got this value pack of goodies that included the balloon, birthday banner cupcake toppers and hanging decor.
Pokeball fruit tray
If you’re looking to include a healthy snack option, why not go for a super easy Pokeball fruit tray? Choose fruits whose colors mimic the iconic design, like red strawberries, dark blueberries, and cut up bananas for the white part. Then, arrange them on a circular tray to create an edible Pokeball. While you can include other treats in the tray like little chocolates or marshmallows, there are tons of colorful fruits – and even veggies! – that your party guests will enjoy nibbling on.
4. Pokemon party favors to remember
Finally, send your little trainers home with these DIY Pokeball party favors that will keep the Pokemon adventure alive. You can fill them with items like Pokemon stickers, keychains, mini figurines, and trading cards. They are an easy DIY! Check out how I made them here.
Why I loved this Pokemon Birthday Party!
Turning eight is a big deal, and a DIY home birthday party is a great way to celebrate the occasion. With these creative ideas for Pokemon decorations, DIY games, delectable snacks, and party favors, you’re well on your way to hosting an unforgettable Pokemon birthday party. And remember, you’re not just throwing a party – you’re also creating a special experience that your child will love.
Whether your child is a seasoned Pokemon master or just beginning their journey, this celebration will bring the magic of the Pokemon world to life. So, prepare to catch ’em all, make cherished memories and enjoy every moment as you host a birthday bash for your little trainers on their special day!